Police in Hyogo Prefecture said Thursday they have arrested three men in connection with an incident in which a 17-year-old girl was molested on a JR train.
According to police, the three office workers surrounded and groped the high school student on a Fukuchiyama Line passenger train in Hyogo Prefecture on June 12. The train was not full at the time and a male passenger saw them and alerted station police. The girl has filed a criminal complaint.
TV Asahi reported that a police investigation revealed that each of the men was employed at a different company and were not acquainted with one another. An investigation is underway to establish how and why the men targeted the girl, police said, adding that the suspects may have been in contact through a website for gropers.© Japan Today